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Meet the extraordinary man who has been called "the architect of the people" and the first man to use paper as a building structure material, Shigeru Ban. He is the founder of Voluntary Architects' Network (VAN). He built refugee homes in Rwanda and evacuation homes in Japan and China and also helped built churches and schools to aid victims of natural disasters. "Paper buildings cannot be destroyed by earthquakes." Shigeru Ban http://www.thextraordinary.org/shigeru-ban

Meet the extraordinary man who has been called "the architect of the people" and the first man to use paper as a building structure material, Shigeru Ban. He is the founder of Voluntary Architects' Network (VAN). He built refugee homes in Rwanda and evacuation homes in Japan and China and also helped built churches and schools to aid victims of natural disasters. "Paper buildings cannot be destroyed by earthquakes." Shigeru Ban http://www.thextraordinary.org/shigeru-ban

from ArchDaily

A Selection of Shigeru Ban's Best Work

Shigeru Ban. Naked House. The house consists of one unique large space of two-story high in which four personal rooms on casters can be moved freely.

from ArchDaily

Gallery of Villa Vista / Shigeru Ban Architects - 12

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The space of change: charting the peculiarity of Japanese houses